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CNN
Oct 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
with senator mcconnell the meeting was set up last night late senator mcconnell indicated that senator alexander, as ranks member of the rules committee had worked for a number of years with senator schumer. i was concerned, as you all know, there were different republican offering going around or discussions with my senators, so i called senator alexander and said what's going on? anyway, to shorten the story a bit. he said i'm representing senator mcconnell. later he asked if i would meet with him and senator schumer and senator mcconnell. i said yes. we met at 9:00. the conversations were extremely cordial, but very preliminary, of course. nothing conclusive but i hope our talking is some solace to the american people and the world. this hasn't happened until now. senator mcconnell asked to meet with me. i was happy to do that. this should be seen as something very positive. even though we don't have anything done yet, and a lot ways to go before anything like that will happen. and i say that's a relative term in minutes, hours, days, we're trying to figure out a way to go forward.
CNN
Oct 14, 2013 10:00am PDT
at the white house. attention has shifted to harry reid and the minority leader mitch mcconnell. they have just wrapped up a meeting within the past half hour. reid saying they're getting closer and closer to a deal. minutes ago, president obama said there is some progress on the senate side. we should get the videotape of the president. he's been outside of the white house, any minute now, we're going to bring you his comments as soon as they come in. stand by for that. meanwhile, republican senator bob corker of tennessee says the reid-mcconnell talks under way right now are where a deal is most likely to come from. >> i think at the end of the day, the culmination needs to be something between mcconnell and reid. and i think that all of the side talks that have occurred have helped create an environment for that to happen. so you know, i think -- i know mitch and harry are talking and i think we're about to get to a place where you know, again, we can move something hopefully off the senate floor that's widely bipartisan. i think it's going to take that to having something move productively
CNN
Oct 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
pelosi. also harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell. right now, the senate convenes, and these two huge players, mcconnell and reid, are expected to speak. we're watching very closely. we've been reporting this meeting, reid and mcconnell's office, the talking that's taking place, and what these two say could indicate the face of the country, really, at this point in time. fast-moving story. dana bash has been all over it. she's our chief congressional correspondent. i understand reid has been back in mcconnell's office. tell me, is this a good sign heading into this white house meeting in 60 minutes? >> it sure seems like a good sign. i just came to talk to you from standing outside of mcconnell's office which is kind of on the other side of the capitol, we expect both of them to leave there soon to speak publicly on the senate floor. but as reid was walking into mcconnell's office, ted barrett saw he was holding a piece of paper, which is a good sign, and he said we're going over the deal. the question is, are you there yet? he said, not yet. we were talking a lot
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
this morning, they saw harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the leaders of the democratic and republican caucus conference in the senate come together on an agreement. and it looks -- they were very close to that agreement. john boehner then let it be known that he wasn't happy with it, and those negotiations, while they're still -- still in the works, but it's delayed it a bit. we're still hopeful that senator mcconnell, senator reid, it come together, we can vote on something tonight or tomorrow morning, get it to the house. but ultimately, it rests with speaker boehner. he's got to decide, as congressm congressman van hollen said, he's got to decide is he peeker of the far right republican right wing or speaker of the united states of america? >> mitch mcconnell stalled today. can you trust the guy? here all of a sudden boehner comes up with a proposal, and then mcconnell takes a step back from all of this when he was working so good with harry reid. is mcconnell still stalling in talks with reid? >> well, i don't know if he's stalling. i hope it's only a hiccup, it's only a bit of a delay w
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
right here, mitch mcconnell, is really a good guy. you can deal with him. just take those record number of filibusters and cast them aside. they really weren't real. just let's cast aside that his number-one goal was to defeat president obama. cast aside that his number two goal was to make sure that obama care never got implemented. come on now. we can get harry and mitch together to do a deal. and everything is going to be okay, the shutdown will be over with, we won't default, we'll pay our bills, life will be good. and we'll be the america that we want to be. i'm sorry, folks. i've -- can take on some challenges, but i can't sell that one. i can't sell that one. and you know what? because there's no way anyone could sell it, because it simply isn't the truth. i'm telling you tonight, folks, this is the truth. you cannot deal with this guy. this is all about political cover right now. this is all about republican senators being able to go back home with some terrible poll numbers and say, it's not my fault. not my fault at all. washington is broken. you know, i voted for the continui
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. and senator mcconnell and i have been working diligently the last few days and we're together in trying to arrive at a culmination of the efforts that have been ongoing for quite some time now. we've made tremendous progress. we are not there yet but tremendous progress. and everyone just needs to be patient. we'll have no more votes tonig tonight. and we hope, with good fortune and the support of all of you, recognizing how hard this is for everybody, that perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day. we're not there yet. we hope it will be. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: if i may, let me echo the remarks of the majority leader. we've had a good day. had a good day yesterday. had another good day today. i think it's safe to say we've made substantial progress and we look forward to making more progress in the near future. mr. reid: mr. president, i would just close by saying this. we're doing our best to make everybody happy but everyone knows we're not going to be able to do that. so everybody understand we're doing the very best we
CNN
Oct 13, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the senate is convening behind the scenes. majority leader harry reid and republican leader mitch mcconnell are holding talks to end the shutdown and reach a deal on the debt ceiling just days -- four days before that deadline. let's go right to mark preston on capitol hill. mark, what's happening there? is there any movement? what are you hearing? >> reporter: i have to tell you, miguel, this is a rather rare session of the united states senate gaveling in on a sunday afternoon. we hope now that senator harry reid and senator mitch mcconnell will be able to get together. the ball has been handed to them right now. collapse is the best way to describe what has happened between the talks between house republicans and president obama that happened on friday. right now the ball is in the united states senate court. it's really in the hands of senator harry reid and senator mitch mcconnell. we're four days until the treasury says we will be out of money or be out of enough money to pay all our creditors and we are now heading into the third week of the u.s. government shutdown, miguel. >> when
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
like everyone is looking at two long-time veterans to broker a deal, senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell. for today, no big meetings to report. sunday, mcconnell and reid did briefly talk on the phone and aides said it was cordial but inconclusive. president obama also called democratic house leader nancy pelosi. while no one is panicking yet, it's not good. >> they haven't put us on suicide watch yet but they're concerned about us. >> we do have to start talking but we have to do that without being in the midst of a crisis moment and without jeopardizing our full faith and credit. >> he's got to play a more aggressive role. i'm not saying negotiating or whatever you want to call it, get people in a room, show this is serious. >> i don't see why the president is not accepting that, why he's not working with us. i think it's been very difficult to work with him. >> with the president, with senate democrats, with senate republicans, there's a will. we now have to find a way. >> this morning mt. rushmore, the statue of liberty and the grand canyon all back open because states will front the
CNN
Oct 14, 2013 9:00am PDT
to be meeting with the majority leader, reid, minority leader mcconnell, and the speaker boehner and leader pelosi. that's going to happen at 37 p.m. what comes of it, we're not sure. with only a few days to go before that debt ceiling is reached or the -- we trip over into the risk of a default, obviously, a very important meeting. a white house official says that the president is going to reiterate principles to the leaders that "we will not pay a ransom for congress reopening the government and raising the debt limit." >> it's a crucial meeting happening at 3:00 p.m. we'll bring you the latest on that. happening right now on capitol hill not far from the white house, the house of representatives is back in session. they really need to be. it is day 14. you can see it there on your screen of this government shutdown. >> at the moment, lawmakers still haven't reached a deal to end the shutdown and avoid that even bigger economic calamitity going through into the debt ceiling period on the 17th. that deadline, now three days away, less than 60 hours. it's when the u.s. officially reaches th
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 9:00am PDT
. the leader harry reid and mitch mcconnell worked and they came up with a pretty good plan. we ought to do this. i think at this point, this so-called hastert rule in the house has to go by the boards. you can't allow 50, 60, 80 people to keep the whole government hostage. that's just ridiculous. this whole thing could be solved in 15 minutes with an open vote on the house floor and just move on. >> the independent senator from maine angus king, that you so much for your thoughts. >> thank you. >> john stanton, welcome to washington. i want to ask you first you have a piece about the dynamic between mcconnell and boehner. mcconnell isn't going to agree to anything he doesn't think can pass the house, a senate gop leadership aide said. adding mcconnell has absolutely been providing boehner with updates. a difficult primary and general election ahead of him, mcconnell isn't looking to be held a bag conservatives oppose again. how does this morning change that? here it seems like conservatives are opposing the bag mcconnell was trying to check at the house of representatives. >> if you look,
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
reid and mitch mcconnell are the last best hope. can they succeed so far where everybody else hasn't. >> all of us are talking about spending, which is where we should have been in the first place. and i do sense tremendous amounts of unity within senate republicans. >> so wall street does not seem to be sharing that optimism. stocks opened sharply lower this morning after a weekend that went nowhere in washington. >> the whole financial world is looking at us right now and we can governor ourselves. we've just got to put our country first. we came here for a purpose. >> so for now the government is still closed and the next crisis is coming and the financial world is moving from caution, concern, now to serious worry. here's a result of this one combined mess. it covers, look at this, the "new yorker" saying congress is the haunted house. speaking of ghosts of the past, look who revealed herself in washington this weekend, sarah palin was at senator ted cruise's side at a rally at the world war ii memorial. >> how do you tell you're losing in american politics? sarah palin is stan
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
spending number. after mitch mcconnell made it clear he would accept the plan, he blamed reid for walking away. they all pushed back this a statement disputing a bipartisan deal was accepted if reid would accept it. the minimum demand with no strings attached should not be counted as concession. >> they are not doing us a favor by opening the government. they are not doing us a favor by the debt ceiling. this is not a concession. >> senate republicans believe democrats could threaten a deal by getting greedy with the terms of surrender. >> our democratic friends keep moving the goal post thinking they are winning and saying what they thought was weakness also moved to the place. they tried to humiliate republicans and things change in american politics and i know what it's like to be in the minority and majority and it won't be forgotten. >> one, the senate does come to the rescue with the proposal the most likely vehicle for a deal. but changed around quite a bit or two, if negotiations in the senate collapse say by the end of tomorrow, speaker boehner simply puts a clean debt ceiling ex
FOX News
Oct 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of washington to a halt. majority leader harry reid spoke with minority leader mitch mcconnell this afternoon and he called the conversation, quote, productive. so far, no word on my real movement toward a compromise to reopen our government and raise the debt ceiling. senators on both sides of the aisle giving bleak assessments about how talks are progressing. >> i think we're in a status quo. i do think we will see our way through this, but the last 24 hours have not been good. >> this leadership must lead. basically, we're in a crisis mode right now. we should not be here. there's no way it's acceptable for this government to be shut down. this is self-inflicted pain on millions of people. it's unnecessary. >> that was on "fox news sunday" today. meantime, a white house official is telling fox news that president obama was briefed by a senior staff on the effects of the government shutdown and that looming debt ceiling deadline. steve is live in washington with more on that. steve, good evening to you. are we any closer to a compromise tonight? >> jamie, it's hard to tell. likely nothing i
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
and tell you where we are today. so the senate deal that we had been talking about between mcconnell, which has never filed, details were leaked out, that was overwhelmingly rejected by the house gop in their conference. one member said to me it was a ka ka sandwich, you know the real terminology there. after that happened and forward their own bill, which was also dismissed because real ultraconservatives within the house gop conference did not december lidislike the fact it took away the employer pay-ins and subsidies for president and vmt and cabinet, they wanted it to extend to staff. after that meeting, boehner had to go out and say, we don't know what we're going to do precisely, we have to put something on the floor tonight. we don't know what it's going to look like. >> they are behind closed doors right now trying to make this bill more conservative to try to attract the amount of republicans they would need to get out of the house. while that's happening, mitch mcconnell has said to harry reid, we're not going to negotiate, i want to see what's coming out of the house of represent
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2013 9:00pm EDT
:00 i met with senator mcconnell. the meeting was set up last night, late. mcconnell indicated that , as rankingander member of the rules committee, worked for a number of years with senator schumer. that there were different republican officers going around and discussions with my senators. senator alexander and said, what is going on? he said, i am representing senator mcconnell. later in the evening he asked if i would meet with him and senator schumer and senator mcconnell. i said yes. we met at 9:00 this morning. were extremelyns cordial but very preliminary. nothing conclusive. talking isthat are some solace to the american people and the world. this has not happened until now. senator mcconnell asked to meet with me. i was happy to do that. this should be seen as something very positive. even though we do not have anything done yet and a long way to go before that will happen. that is a relative term. minutes, hours, days, we are trying to find a way to go further. susan collins is one of my favorite senators, democrat or republican. i appreciate her efforts to find a co
Al Jazeera America
Oct 11, 2013 12:00pm EDT
battle, that's mitch mcconnell of the commonwealth of kentucky, he spoke on the senate floor before arriving on the white house. >> shortly i'll join by colleagues at the white house. it will be a good idea to engage in a frank exchange if that's what the president is looking for. >> the staff of the house republicans and white house they talked through the night. we understand no major movement. the proposals and counterproposals still going g back and forth. >> what are the most recent pals saying about who americans blame for this crisis in washington? >> yeah. it's interesting. we were just talking about mitch mcconnell the fact he has this challenge from the right, and it's funded by a lot of these so-called super pacs that can spend money. sometimes their donors who are virtually announcement. ted cruz has lead the fight to challenge people just like mitch mcconnell. at this very moment the value voter's summit, many rock rib conservatives at a hotel in washington a lot of red meat being thrown out there including by ted cruz, but the approach lead by ted cruz, the stat by f
Al Jazeera America
Oct 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, and mitch mcconnell and other senator republicans. the meeting was good, said harry reid afterwards. there may be movement, we don't know. >> we are four days from the october 17th default deadline, right? >> we really are, yes. >> two weeks into the government shutdown, and there has been polling that has been bad for both parties - clearly worse for the republicans, right? >> yes. >> surely there'll be a point where voters say, "i don't care who is more responsible, who i feel is more responsible. i need someone to fix this." >> there was an n b.c. washington "wall street journal" poll with a 22% difference between who people blame. they blame the republicans more than the president by a margin of 22 points. so that is very, very significant, and worrying for the republicans, who were hoping to get more senators into the senate - republican senators in the midterm elections next november. that has to be on the cards. i think it will not be one person. a lot of people are saying where is john boehner, speaker of the house. he's the de facto leader of the republicans, where is he?
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2013 5:00am EDT
. the remarks lasted 20 minutes. >> this morning at 9:00 i met with senator mcconnell. the meeting was set up last night late. senator mcconnell indicated that senator alexander has a ranking member and the rules committee had worked for a number of years with senator schumer. i was current -- i was concerned that you knew that there were --ferent republican office republican offers going around. the short of the story is he said i am representing senator mcconnell. later in the evening he asked if i would answer. -- if i would meet with senator schuman and senator mcconnell. i said yes. the conversations were extremely cordial but very preliminary of course. nothing conclusive. i hope that our talking give -- is some solace to the american people and to the world. this hasn't happened until now. senator mcconnell asked to meet with me. i was happy to do that or it they should be seen as something very positive. even though we do not have any thing done yet and we have a long way to go before that will happen. that is a relative term. we're trying to figure out a way to go forward. susan coll
WZDC
Oct 15, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, and if that collapses, then we're back to reed and mcconnell and we'll see whether they can have a deal and move it through to avoid default. >> what are the elements of embryonic house plan? >> the house plan would extend government funding -- reopen the government immediately extend funding through december 15th and raise the debt limit to february 7th, the position in the reed mcconnell compromise and also have some provisions that democrats could not accept. it would bar the treasury secretary from using what we call extraordinary measures to extend the debt ceiling by juggling accounts, ed essentially, when we -- congress has not raised the indictment limit. this is something every treasury secretary does. there is no way the white house couldn't accept that. it would strip the employer contributions to the health benefits, an attempt to embarrass democrats by saying you would protect essential subsides for staffers and members of congress but actually, the staffers and members of congress would be the only people under obama care who would be forced to do without the subsides. both of thes
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 10:00am PDT
into recession. >> the dealmakers after talks in the house broke down over the weekend, harry reid and mitch mcconnell met today. reid says he hopes to strike a deal before congressional leaders head to the white house. we'll talk to key leaders mary landry and chuck schumer and ask republican senator bob corker if he stands by this warnings prediction. >> i do hope by the end of the day we'll have an agreement that makes sense for our country. >> good day, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in washington where key political players are trying to put a wasted weekend behind them. president obama and vice president biden are going to host senate and house leaders from both parties this afternoon. right now the prospects for a deal that can clear both chambers are still slim. tennessee senator bob corker has hope eternal serving on the bank committee calling for both sides to come together. senator, thank you very much. i know you've had a long weekend talking to leaders, international leaders. what is the latest in the form of susan collins or bipartisan group proposal can be resurrected in time to avoid th
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
, harry reid is in mitch mcconnell's office. the majority leader said a short time ago he hopes there will be a deal before that 3:00 meeting. there's a whole heck of a lot happening right now. let's get straight to nbc white house correspondent peter alexander and news capitol hill correspondent luke russert. pete, let's start with you. what are you hearing from 1600 pennsylvania avenue? does the president fully expect these congressional leaders will show up at 3:00 with a deal in their hands? >> reporter: well, craig, he's hoping that is the case obviously during his visit a short time ago to a local food pantry where he visited with the volunteers there. among them federal government employees that have been furloughed, trying to reemphasize the impact that the shutdown is having on real merpz americans. if the republicans don't come to some sort of compromise, there's real serious potential for the u.s. to default. there's a lot of countdowns going on. and then another countdown to wednesday at midnight before we head into the october 17th deadline. obviously so crucial bec
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. the senate is trying to save this. doesn't seem it's working out well so far. >> reporter: this is between mcconnell and reid and there is inchings towards an agreement from what we've heard. what we can report this presumed agreement that has got washington and presumably the world economy in a tizy, would extend government funding through january 15th and extend the debt limit until february 15th. happy valentine's day to all of our friends on wall street. essentially what you're seeing a punting of these issues that continue to grip capitol hill and continue this gridlock, but also part of this deal we presumably could see something to do with the president's health care law. there could be a two-year delay with the medical device tax, you could have something else. whatever this deal is, it's going to be temporary and also meant to encourage bipartisan negotiation between the house and the senate in order to figure out a long-term budget strategy and long-term deficit reduction strategy. this is a way out presumably but it is only a way out if house speaker john boehner is willing to put it on t
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
reached. senate majority leader harry reid and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell spent the day inching closer to a deal after house leaders were unable to arrive at something the president could accept. >> we've made tremendous progress. we are not there yet, but tremendous progress, and everyone just needs to be patient. perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day. we're not there yet. we hope it will be. >> let me echo the remarks of the majority leader. we've had a good day, had a good day yesterday, had another good day today. i think it's safe to say we've made substantial progress. >> that rare display of bipartisan harmony. the very latest pronouncement from reid and mcconnell about negotiations came just about 90 minutes ago. earlier today, the duo engaged in a similar attempt at soothing everyone's collective nerves. >> i'm very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that's reasonable in nature this week. i deeply appreciate my friend, the minority leader, for his diligent efforts to come to an agreement. >> let me just echo the remarks of my good friend, the majority le
CBS
Oct 13, 2013 8:30am PDT
democratic leadership, the senate and republican leaders. you were there talking to mitch mcconnell on the republican side. where are we? >> well, bob, i'm cautiously hopeful, optimistic that we can come to an agreement and open up the government and avoid default based on the bipartisan meetings that are going on. >> schieffer: well, what's the sticking points? >> the good stuff is senator mcconnell and senator reid both understood the gravity of afault and mao we had to avoid it, and while i don't want to get into details, the frameworks they each had were not that far apart, a lot closer than, say, house republicans and the president. it's also very good that there are bipartisan groups meeting. i really respect what susan collins is doing. and that will-- that will help bring things about. so here's what i'd say-- with the president, with senate democrats, with senate republicans, there's a will. we now have to find a way. we know the house won't find that way. so the whole-- all of it rests on our shoulders. but finding that way is hard, but we're not out of the ballpark in any
CBS
Oct 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in the next 48 hours. it's much too complicated, and i think that the very fact you only had reid and mcconnell meet yesterday for the first time in 17 days tells you how big a mess this is, and how much the personal hostility is a part of this. >> schieffer: i was very struck this morning, john mccain and chuck schumer sitting here across the table, two people who are very different ideologically, but they're both smart people. they're people of good will. and you sit here and wonder how is it that these two people, people like this, cannot be the ones to get this thing done? and yet, somehow or another, there seem to be all these pressures, dee dee, on the leaders on both sides that is keeping this from happening. >> well, you have all these processes that begin, and then they die, and it throws it back to leadership. but it hasn't just been that reid and mcconnell haven't met in the last 17 days. they haven't immediate mt. since july. you have leadership not talking to each other. and you have members that aren't controlled by the leadership, particularly in the republican party and the hous
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
the debt ceiling. but other than that, there's little agreement with us. as i explained to senator mcconnell and senator alexander this morning, they're not doing us a favor by opening the -- reopening the government. they're not doing us a favor by extending the debt ceiling. those are -- that's part of our jobs. that's why we have said open the government, let us pay our bills, and we need to do that before we have any agreement on what goes after that. >> so what is now day 13 of the shutdown, we're in the just right back where we started. we're at a point where democrats are feeling more emboldened. they want to raise the debt ceiling for more than 14 weeks because they don't want to turn around and do this all over again in january. there is also this. democrats' main concern according to reporting in the washington post is scaling back sequester cuts, making sure once the government is open and running again, it is not at the drastically reduced funding levels we have been operating at because of the deal that was struck the last time there was a debt ceiling fight. there are -- these
CNBC
Oct 15, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. it reid and mcconnell cobble together a deal at the 11th hour. >> robert costa, stay with us. we'll come back to you in a minute. dominic chu, how are the stock markets reacting? not a great day. what's up, dom? >> stock futures are pointing to a flashish open tomorrow and that's because fitch, the ratings agency, put the u.s. on a rating's watch negative earlier this afternoon. stocks snapped their winning streak in the regular session with the dow closing down 133 points. you can see on this chart here the dow took a -- it went down after 2:00 p.m. when the senate put its own negotiations on hold to see what would happen with the house and what they could come up with. overall, larry, markets down today. we'll see how they react heading into tomorrow morning. >> thanks very much, dominic chu. we'll see you later. joining me now, syndicated columnist, ann colter. a new book "never trust a liberal over 3". >> the congressman you were having on, i saw him on tv recently. i'm so happy when we finally have an articulate republican. >> conservative. what's your quick take on this story, stra
CNBC
Oct 14, 2013 1:00pm EDT
they are getting closer to a deal. he just emerged from mitch mcconnell his republican counterpart's office, walked down the halway to his own office telling reporters he thinks they're getting closer, he would like to have something to present to the president at the meeting at the white house at 3:00 p.m. you could see congressional leaders and the president coming together on something importantly, joe biden the vice president, who's played a key deal making role in the past, will be in this meeting at 3:00 at the white house today. but one of the big questions is whether the senate and the house can really get anything together on the same page. we had a senator, senator corker on our air earlier today, little pessimistic. take a listen. >> i do think that there's a good chance that we will get back on the right page and the right paragraph today in the senate and i think we have an opportunity to move something ahead on a broader bipartisan basis. the question is, how is that dealt with in the house of representatives which has been off on a total not only a different page, almost a different
CNN
Oct 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT
from now. it seems as though that's where the republican leader mitch mcconnell is going to present what we just told you, make sure it will fly. john boehner, we know, was in -- walking behind the offices in the capitol trying to avoid us but was back with mitch mcconnell getting a sense of what was going on here so it seems to be gelling rather fast. we'll see if the white house meeting ever even has to happen that was postponed at 3:00. >> john boehner, though, interests me more than mitch mcconnell even if mitch mcconnell is the one negotiating this deal with harry reid. is there any indication that house republicans are willing to go along with this deal that is being negotiated by the leader of the other body? >> reporter: that is really such a key question and key point, because they have been driving, the house republicans have been driving this train for two weeks and we have ended up where we are, with the government shut down and uncertainty just days away from the debt ceiling deadline. the answer to that is we don't know for sure, but it certainly appears that john boeh
FOX Business
Oct 14, 2013 3:00pm EDT
to hammer out a deal. that's what we are hearing. but earlier both senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell said they are optimistic about a possible deal. all that fueled a broad market rally. we were down in the morning, but suddenly we started moving higher. of course, we have that selloff with the hopes appearing that we might have a deal fading. pfizer, disney it's powering the nasdaq 100 higher, shares of this digital commerce company are up about 4% at the moment to $25.69. an upgrade from wells fargo to outperform from market perform. those are some good individual stock stories, but earlier liberty interactive did reach an all-time high. so what exactly is going on in washington right now, and will the market optimism last? we've got peter barnes stationed at the white house, rich edson, he's planted at capitol hill, nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange, sandra smith at the cme group. peter, have you seen any comings and goings, again, this meeting that was supposed to start 1:25 ago has not. what's going on?3 >> reporter: well, the white house just dropped this st
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